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Project #onashoestring

Discussion in '21 turbo' started by Craig Righton, Jul 2, 2014.

Discuss Project #onashoestring in the 21 turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Right after being hounded by Andy Bond to put my build thread on here, here we go.

    Thanks to DaveL485, I have now acquired a 21 Turbo Quadra.

    As it was already partially stripped out, I have decided to make this a road legal track car.

    The budget is tight on it (non existent according to my wife), so any help will be appreciated. Plus I want to see what kind of a track car I can build on the cheap.
    It's a challenge, but that's the fun of it.

    I cannot promise daily updates, but will post as much as I can.

    So delivery day.......

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  2. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Washed all the built up crap off it.......

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  3. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Day 1 of stripping the sound deadening out.....

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  4. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Day 2 of stripping the sound deadening out.....

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    The bucket is filling up quite nicely!
     
  5. TNT Mr Raider

    TNT Mr Raider Well-Known Member

    Nice, looks a good base for the project, came up well after a wash :)
     
  6. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Well picked up some seats for the car, as it has none.

    Didn't want bucket seats as uncomfortable, but didn't want the 21 Turbo armchairs either.

    So I went for these....

    eBay item [HASHTAG]#171372849974[/HASHTAG]

    Just got to work out how to make them fit in a 21. (any suggestions would be appreciated)
     
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  7. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Day 3 of stripping....

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    Thats's the first bucket full, now time for bucket !
     
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  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Not bad for a freebie is it!

    Good to see progress :)
     
  9. TNT Mr Raider

    TNT Mr Raider Well-Known Member

    Wow, thats one hell of a 'freebie' LOL seriously? ;-)

    Good work mate
     
  10. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I bought the car for the flywheel and clutch primarily, swapped the wheels over and kept the engine and turbo (broken cambelt, bounced valves and Turbo needs a refurb mind lol), but then gave the car to Craig for free on the proviso it was recommissioned and not broken for spares. There is also the old engine left with the car he can rebuild if he chooses.
    I don't have the time or resource for another 21 on top of mine, I wanted the clutch and flywheel (VERY expensive bespoke billet flywheel and Helix clutch) but I didn't want another Quadra broken for bits, and as we know they're not worth a lot in that state. I could have weighed it in after taking off the few bits of value but decided to take the hit to save it.

    To be fair, the wheels and tyres are worth several hundred quid (magnesium 17"'s), the OE wheels and tyres I replaced them with I can't use any more since my brake upgrade, and to replicate the clutch and flywheel setup would have cost me over £1500 and months of time and effort. Not only that but some of the engine components should be worth enough to see my money back on the cost of the car, so in this situation everybody wins...I get the clutch and wheels and a lovely warm feeling inside, the car gets saved, and Craig gets months of pain, agony, heartache, financial destitution and abuse from his Mrs AND thanks me for it.

    Brilliant :D
     
  11. fatroofer

    fatroofer Well-Known Member

    Oh how bow to your brilliance!!! A masterstroke I must say sir! :grin.gif:
     
  12. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member


    The wife ain't happy so I am taking the family to France next month.;-)

    I have managed to spend a few more evenings on her doing what costs me nothing.

    Will post some more update pics soon.
     
  13. Chris Sadler

    Chris Sadler Well-Known Member

    Looks well mate :)
     
  14. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Right, time for an update.....

    First, I finished removing the sound deadening. 2 buckets worth!!!

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  15. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Next repaired the rear quarter panel that was rusting behind the trim.

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  16. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately once the sound deadening was removed, rust was found as well as a dodgy repair.


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    And finally the inner wing.....

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  17. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    It will go back on the road!

    Just it's fighting me hard at the moment!
     
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  18. Logg

    Logg Well-Known Member

    Cool build what engine you going for? I bet a 172 turbo lump would go well in there.
     
  19. Craig Righton

    Craig Righton Well-Known Member

    Nah, going to stick to the 2.0ltr 8 valve standard lump.

    Should see 230ish bhp with 240-250 lbft.

    Was good enough to get me 13.21sec 1/4 mile time in my 2wd.

    + as the title suggests, this is to see what I can build with the minimum of funds.
     
  20. Logg

    Logg Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah oooops must read things. lol

    Should go well stripped out with that sort of power. :)
     
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